Great track, I especially like your combination of drillstep style drums with very melodic elements. The bass is nice, although not very interesting or unique. All of the elements sound really metallic and it works really well for this piece.
The intro is really nice. I love the percussion and little drum hits that hyper-actively start and stop, cutting through the quiet yet unnerving atmosphere. I was enjoying the intro a lot until the classic "kick drum gets faster and faster until the drop" section kicked in. That's just a personal opinion though, I never like them unless they're used really creatively. (even though I have done it myself as well lol)
The switch-up at 3:06 is a very nice touch that helps keep the energy up through the repetition.
At the complete opposite end of the spectrum to the very enjoyable intro, the ending is too sudden and disappointing, and ruins the atmosphere you created up until that point. I reckon this track could be greatly improved with a more consolidated feel, to focus more on the highlights. And I think the track could have benefited a lot from a better thought-out outro that retains the same mood and atmosphere.
Overall a well constructed track with a nice intro and a very solid atmosphere. The nice metallic sound-design and the melodic elements make up for the slightly repetitious arrangement. The ending is very disappointing though.
I followed you on soundcloud, looking forward to heae your next track!
Yeah the bass is continuing to be a weak point in my dnb producing...my monitor speakers have a pretty weak bass response, so every other dnb song i listen to for reference all sound pretty similar in the bass section. Definitely something I need to work on...
Well i can't say I've been listening to drum'n'bass long enough to start exploring the non-traditional techniques - stuff like the standard amen break, short break before the drop and the classic "kick drum gets faster and faster until the drop" techniques still do it for me :D i'll get bored eventually, and i'll start exploring new ideas
Yeah the switch up sounds pretty cool, but i'm regretting not having done more with it :(
Yes the ending seems to be a pretty common criticism...the truth is i got very lazy towards the end of this song, so i just did me a copy paste job and left it at that :/
Regretting it now, as I knew i would
So yeah, i agree with everything that you say about the outro...very disappointing
Cheers for the kind words though mate :) I'll be sure to check out your stuff on soundcloud
Merry Xmas :D
great music really fluid
cheers mate :)
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